Foundling Hospital Medical Records Project: Skills Share Day
Monday 25 March 2019
£20 (includes lunch)
Booking and programme details here: https://coramfoundlinghospitalskillsshare.eventbrite.co.uk
Coram’s Foundling Hospital archive holds a wealth of fascinating and challenging material. The information revealed by records linked to the health and medical treatment of the children throws light on their physical and mental health and well-being, as well as the social conditions and attitudes of the time.
The skills share day is designed to support the work of heritage professionals, teachers, freelancers and facilitators. It will examine how the stories these materials tell can be made accessible and relevant through public engagement activities. Participants will gain insights into the range of material and will share and discuss ideas relating to outreach and engagement to schools, adult learners and academic audiences, including the creation of an exhibition.
The sessions will be led by London Metropolitan Archives staff who have worked directly with the project.
The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Date: Fri 19 January 2018
Time: 09:30 – 13:30 GMT
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB
At this professional seminar, LMA and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives will share their approaches to opening up access to medical records in their collections through two current projects funded by the Wellcome Trust Research Resources in Medical History scheme. Speakers include: Philippa Smith, Lara Speroni, Giorgia Genco, Kate Jarman and Rebecca D’Ambrosio.
You can register for free for this event via Eventbrite:
EXPLORING HOSPITAL RECORDS AND ARCHIVES: A Symposium Event for Researchers and Archivists
The event is relevant for people starting their research (undergraduate or postgraduate) or those wanting to explore new routes into academic or historical explorations
Researching hospital records offers opportunities and presents challenges. Records from the Royal Free Hospital will provide a main focus for the event, alongside other related material from the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) collections.
There will also be the opportunity to share research ideas, exchange information and network with others researching a range of topics relating to hospital records.
12.30 – 2pm
Registration and Welcome
• Networking Lunch
• Behind the Scenes Tour – an introduction to the archive and its work
• Document / Collection Viewing – a chance to see and discuss original materials
Presentations and Open Forum: Accessing and Using Archive Collections
LMA staff will:
• Introduce the range and type of collections held on site
• Discuss ways of working with sensitive and challenging material
• Open up ideas about how Royal Free Hospital record collections have been used to engage and inform the public
Workshop and Knowledge Share
This practical session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss, plan and share current research or project work, discuss new proposals and consider the potential of partnership working.
4.20pm Final Round Up
Funded by The Wellcome Trust
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
Friday 28 April 2017
FREE – Booking Essential (Lunch is provided)